Centre Bearing - Tail Shaft Bearing - Drive Shaft Bearing

Tailshaft Centre Bearing Symptoms - Centre Bearing Replacement - Center Bearing

What is a Drive Shaft bearing?

The driveshaft of a rear-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicle is carefully assembled and a precision-balanced component that supplies power from the transmission to the rear centre gears and then to each rear tire and wheel.

Center Bearing, TailShaft Centre Bearing, Driveshaft Bearing

A worn-out or faulty centre support bearing will produce a few symptoms that can alert the driver that a potential problem has occurred and requires a bearing replacement. 

You'll often hear this when you accelerate or when the vehicle changes gears or during braking. The reason this sound is made is that the inner bearing has worn out and causes the two attached driveshafts to become loose during acceleration and deceleration.

A failed bearing is unable to support the driveshaft, and as a result, the driveshaft will flex, causing a vibration and shuddering sensation that can be felt throughout the vehicle when it's broken.

Driveshaft centre bearing symptoms

  • Squeaking or strange noise coming from under your car when driving
  • Vibration when driving that worsens as speeds increase
  • The binding feeling when driving

If you continue driving your car with a faulty driveshaft or tail shaft bearing, it can cause you to lose control of your car, endangering your passengers and other motorists around you.

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